Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Announces Roster for September two-match series with Australia

Canada Soccer have announced their 23-player roster for their two-match away series against Australia during the September FIFA international window. This will be the first time […]

Canada Soccer have announced their 23-player roster for their two-match away series against Australia during the September FIFA international window. This will be the first time the team will reunite since qualifying for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™ with their second-place finish at the 2022 Concacaf W Championship. 

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team will travel to Australia and gain invaluable experience with the two-match campaign against the co-hosts for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023™. The first match will be played on Saturday 3 September at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium and the second match will be played at Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on Tuesday 6 September 2022. This will be the first time in 14 years that Canada will face the Matildas in Australia.  

Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach, Bev Priestman, has called up two new faces to her squad. Simi Awujo, a sophomore at the University of Southern California, recently competed at the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup 2022™ where she received two Player of the Match mentions. Clarissa Larisey, competing for Celtic FC in the Scottish Women’s Premier League, has recorded 9 goals this season for the Scottish club.


“This window is about us experiencing the conditions we will face next summer, particularly the significant travel and jetlag which we will look to adapt and learn from,” said Bev Priestman, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team Head Coach. “With some significant regular starters missing, I have opted to bring in some brand-new faces and some players we haven’t seen for a while to support our roster realities. Australia are a top team, so it will be two challenging matches with some great crowds, which is exactly the pressures and environments we hope to experience next summer.”

Both matches will be broadcast live on OneSoccer, available as a linear channel on Telus’s Optik TV (Channel 980) as well as online at OneSoccer.ca, through the OneSoccer app and on the fuboTV Canada platform. Fans will find extended coverage for the matches across Canada Soccer’s digital channels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube featuring the hashtag #CANWNT. 

The FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023™, which will be held from 20 July 2023 to 20 August 2023, will see 30 nations join the hosts Australia and New Zealand who have already qualified for the biggest tournament in the world. The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 will be a tournament of firsts. In 2023, fans will see 32 nations playing 64 matches across nine host cities in Australia and New Zealand for the first time in Women’s World Cup history. 

CANADA SOCCER’S WOMEN’S NATIONAL TEAM 

Canada are Olympic champions (Tokyo 2020), two-time bronze medal winners (2012 and 2016), and two-time Concacaf champions (1998 and 2010). In all, Canada have participated in seven consecutive editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ (1995 to 2019) and four consecutive editions of the Women’s Olympic Football Tournament (2008 to 2021). At Tokyo 2020, Canada Soccer’s Women’s National Team became the first Canadian team to win three consecutive medals at the Summer Olympic Games and just the third nation in the world to win three medals in women’s soccer. 

CANADA 

GK- Sabrina D’Angelo | SWE / Vittsjö GIK 

GK- Lysianne Proulx | POR / SCU Torreense 

GK- Kailen Sheridan | USA / San Diego Wave FC 

CB- Kadeisha Buchanan | ENG / Chelsea FC 

CB- Jade Rose | USA / Harvard University 

CB- Shelina Zadorsky | ENG / Tottenham Hotspur 

FB- Allysha Chapman | USA / Houston Dash 

FB- Marie Levasseur | FRA / Fleury FC 

FB- Bianca St-Georges | USA / Chicago Red Stars 

FB- Sura Yekka | FRA / Le Havre AC 

M- Simi Awujo | USA / University of Southern California 

M- Jessie Fleming | ENG / Chelsea FC 

M- Julia Grosso | ITA / Juventus FC 

M- Quinn | USA / OL Reign 

M- Sophie Schmidt | USA / Houston Dash 

M- Desiree Scott | USA / Kansas City Current 

F- Jordyn Huitema | USA / OL Reign 

F- Cloé Lacasse | POR / SL Benfica 

F- Clarissa Larisey | SCO / Glasgow Celtic FC 

F- Adriana Leon | ENG / Manchester United FC 

F- Nichelle Prince | USA / Houston Dash 

F- Christine Sinclair | USA / Portland Thorns FC 

F- Janine Beckie | USA / Portland Thorns FC 

CANADA A-Z 

Awujo, Simi | she/her | 18 | Atlanta, GA, USA | AFC Lightning 

Beckie, Janine | she/her | 28 | Highlands Ranch, CO, USA | Real Colorado 

Buchanan, Kadeisha | she/her | 26 | Brampton, ON, CAN | Brams United SC 

Chapman, Allysha | she/her | 33 | Courtice, ON, CAN | Darlington SC 

D’Angelo, Sabrina | she/her | 29 | Welland, ON, CAN | Welland SC Wizards 

Fleming, Jessie | she/her | 24 | London, ON, CAN | Nor’West Optimist SC 

Grosso, Julia | she/her | 22 | Vancouver, BC, CAN | Vancouver’s Italian Canadian SF 

Huitema, Jordyn | she/her | 21 | Chilliwack, BC, CAN | Chilliwack FC 

Lacasse, Cloé | she/her | 29 | Sudbury, ON, CAN | Sudbury 

Larisey, Clarissa | she/her | 23 | Ottawa, ON, CAN |  

Leon, Adriana | she/her | 29 | Maple and King City, ON, CAN | Vaughan Azzuri 

Levasseur, Marie | she/her | 25 | Stoneham, QC, CAN | CS Haute-St-Charles 

Prince, Nichelle | she/her | 27 | Ajax, ON, CAN | Ajax SC 

Proulx, Lysianne | she/her | 23 | Boucherville, QC, CAN | CS Boucherville 

Quinn | they/their | 27 | Toronto, ON, CAN | North Toronto SC 

Rose, Jade | she/her | 19 | Markham, ON, CAN | Markham SC 

Schmidt, Sophie | she/her | 34 | Abbotsford, BC, CAN | Abbotsford 

Scott, Desiree | she/her | 35 | Winnipeg, MB, CAN | Maples Cougars 

Sheridan, Kailen | she/her | 27 | Whitby, ON, CAN | Pickering SC 

Sinclair, Christine | she/her | 39 | Burnaby, BC, CAN | South Burnaby Metro Club Bees 

St-Georges, Bianca | she/her | 25 | St-Charles-Borommée, QC, CAN | St-Félix De Valois 

Yekka, Sura | she/her | 25 | Mississauga, ON, CAN | North Mississauga SC 

Zadorsky, Shelina | she/her | 29 | Kitchener & London, ON, CAN | Kitchener SC 

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